Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

1300 N 12th St Ste 612

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

(602) 521-3050

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 96% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 38% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackstone "Providing excellent medical and surgical therapy to the obese patient"


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Certified Diplomat in Obesity Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Scottsdale Bariatric Center named as one of 71 Five Star Programs in the United States by HealthGrades, 2006
  • Elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, June, 2007
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Surgical Review Corporation, 2008
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Predicting Stricture in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Logistic Regression Analysis, 2007
  • Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure, In: Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2008
  • Continuous Perioperative Insulin Infusion Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, 2006
  • Validation of the obesity surgery mortality risk score in a multicenter study proves it stratifies mortality risk in patients undergoing gastric bypass for morbid obesity, 2007
  • ASBS Media Day in New York City, 2006
  • Bariatric Surgery Continuing Medical Education for Discovery Health Channel, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackstone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackstone to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Blackstone's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

in Mesa, AZ |
Jan 21, 2002, I was Dr. Blackstone's 20 bariatric patient. We had several problems but with Dr. Blackstone & her professional staff, all hurtles were concurred. Attending the support group and following doctor's instructions, I made goal. In-fact, I was told to STOP LOSING WEIGHT! Maintaining...more
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Phoenix, AZ |
My daughter had suffered for many years when we thought we had found the answer to our prayers with Dr. Blackstone. She was very compassionate and optimistic. The surgery itself went fine but soon after the complications started and Dr. B became a totally different person. She became rude and...more
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Our team was sorry to hear about these concerns. We want to do everything that we can to provide a quality experience for all of our customers. Please email me at bhcorpsocialresponseteam@bannerhealth.com so...more
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in Glendale, AZ |
I started off thinking Dr Blackstone was amazing. Her office staff was HORRIBLE to deal with but I didn't want to rate her on that. However after having complications after surgery all I felt was that she couldn't wait to get rid of me as a patient. It was as if I was impacting her perfect scores...more
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Phoenix AZ |
I have met with Dr Blackstone once and everything went well, I like how she explained things. Her office staff are a big dissapointment,they are not there to answer questions, they put you on hold for long periods of time, calls get disconected, they dont call back, and dont return calls, when you...more
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in Peoria |
Let me start off by saying this:Dr Blackstone is one of the smartest most amazing surgeons I have ever met !! However that is only 1/3 of your journey . The rest of your journey is with her staff which is absolutely HORRIBLE! They will constantly lose your paperwork .Depending on who you talk to...more
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Blackstone has admitting privileges

Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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